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Transfer your films to DVD with a Timeless Moments transfer
digital telecine transfer from Timeless Moments Limited

There are a number of ways to transfer Cine film to digital media like DVDs. The most common that is employed has already been mentioned, projection and camcorder. The next stage up is to use a projector and light box, followed by a mirror system and camcorder, then a frame scanner and mirror system and finally a digital telecine. Below we look at the different methods and compare them side by side

Benefits by Method

Projector & Camcorder

Camcorder & mirror

Camera & Stop frame scan

TVT Telecine as used at Timeless Moments Ltd

Flicker free transfer

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Sharp defined film

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Crystal synchronised frame capture speed accurate to 0.005%

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Automatic white balance

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Peak or average auto exposure

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Real time transfer for lower prices

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Low heat bulb to prevent film damage

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Scratch Reduction by diffused solid state light source

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Digital Footage Counter for Precise billing

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 It’s clear to see that a real time telecine machine such as the TVT machines used at Timeless moments offer very real advantages over the more common camera and projector and the other types listed, not least perfect picture quality captured in real time allowing customers the chance to experience their treasured memories once again without the extraordinary costs involved when using a Rank telecine (around $250,000) which can be up to £600 per hour. In fact our systems are so good that we are regularly commissioned by the major television studios to transfer archive footage for documentary programs including the BBC television series “Preserving the Past” that we are currently working on with East Midlands Today

The Process

Attended Capturing


The film is first cleaned using a microfibre cleaning material impregnated with a special film cleaning solution which cleans, lubricates and protects the film for the next 20 years at leastTransfer 16mm cine filmtransfer 8mm cine film.. Capturing then takes place via one of our dedicated telecine digital transfer machines for superb reproduction with no flicker guaranteed. Cine footage is then digitally remastered for the best possible film quality. This is attended capture, which means it is constantly monitored for hair or dirt, broken splices, exposure, colour saturation, brightness and contrast. The broadcast quality telecine machines work by capturing each frame as it is illuminated via a highly diffuse LED light source, this has the effect of minimising scratches. CCD video pickup, a special macro lens system and TCS exclusive technology assures a sharp, steady, flicker-free image.

 

The video feed is then sent to the onboard digital data store for frame rate synchronisation (to match the frame rate at 25 fps from the original 18 fps). This is then output to the computer through a Canopus TBC (time base corrector) DV chip (for exceptionally clean and smooth digital video signals) and into the high end PCs via Firewire for editing and authoring


Sound


Sound capture (if present) is charged extra at 8p per foot (The sound on the cine reels will be used instead of background music unless you state otherwise).


Editing


Removing what we call dead film, perhaps footage of feet when the camera has been leftsuper 8, standard 8 and 16mm cine transfer on, breaks in the footage or footage that is simply not viewable. We also add the very valuable New Scene Overexposure Removal Process which you may read about below. Timeless Moments is the only company in the UK that offer this level of editing as standard on all transfers.


Authoring


The creation of the menus and chapter points. Chapter points are assigned manually so that they start at an appropriate place.

 
Burning


The image is burnt to DVD using the JVC Watershield printable DVDs which are of archive quality with a predicted lifetime of between 30 and 100 years.


Printing


The case covers from images on your film, likewise the DVD surfaces (we use Amaray cases, high quality and the same as used by the major movie studios)

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Packing and return postage charged at cost.

  

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This website is Copyright © Timeless Moments Ltd 2006 - 2016
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